How to Get Rid of Junk before Moving

It’s amazing how much clutter can accumulate over several years. However, when it’s time to move to a new home, it can be overwhelming trying to sort through the clutter to find what is meaningful and what can be left behind. Our professional movers have plenty of experience helping homeowners just like you by providing in-home moving quotes.

Continue reading to learn how to get rid of the junk you don’t want before you schedule a quote with our house movers. If you need moving help, don’t hesitate to call.

Plan Ahead for Moving Out of State

If you plan on moving out of state, you may need to let go of more stuff than you realize. Moving to another state can cost a lot of money if you aren’t prepared for the expenses. Fortunately, our long distance movers can help you understand the costs of moving house.

If you plan on moving out of state, we recommend streamlining your belongings so you are only taking what is essential or meaningful. For example, you won’t need your snow blower if you’re moving from Michigan to Florida.

Like many long distance moving companies, we recommend that our clients keep what is most important to them in their cars. For example, you’ll want to keep your medication in your car so you’ll be able to find it. Likewise, you may want to pack a small bag of toys for your children so they’ll be entertained during the long drive to your new home. Our house and apartment movers can offer their advice for how to best prepare.

Identify Your Must-Haves

There are certain household items that will obviously be going with you. For example, the new family computer will need to be carefully packed. The items on your must-have list are the things you absolutely can’t leave behind and wouldn’t dream of selling, much less giving away. Must-have items are highly valuable, even if it’s just sentimental. Our furniture movers will be able to give you a quote for moving house.

Sort What Can be Sold, Donated, or Thrown Out

Could your nieces and nephews wear the clothing your children outgrew? How much money could you get for the snow blower you won’t need in Florida? These are the types of questions you’ll want to ask yourself while planning your move.

A garage sale is a great opportunity to get rid of some of the junk that’s been sitting in your closets. The less stuff you have to move, the lower your moving costs will be. Sort what can be sold, donated, or thrown out until you’re left with the stuff you plan on taking with you.

Items you can get rid of before moving house include:

  • Broken, damaged, or worn items
  • Outgrown clothing, shoes, children’s toys
  • Outdated clothing
  • Items you have more than one of

Prepare for the In-Home Moving Estimate

Once you sell, donate, or throw away all the stuff you don’t want, it’ll be time to schedule your in-home moving estimate. One of our representatives will walk through your home to determine how much time and labor will be needed to make your upcoming move a success.

It’s important that you let us know what you plan on taking with you so we can plan ahead for things that are heavy and/or difficult to access. For example, a grand piano tucked away in the attic will require some forethought from our team of house and apartment movers. In general, moving companies charge less for their services if you don’t have as much stuff.

Our professional movers in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo are dedicated to helping you make a smooth transition to your new home. Call today to schedule your moving quote.

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